|Amazon Price||New from||Used from|
Is Rall serious about launching a revolution to overthrow the government of the United States? The cartoonist describes the problems confronting America today as if they were the four horsemen of the apocalypse –wars, financial crises, unemployment, and oil (spills) – and revolution, even a violent one, is the only way. Rall acknowledges the chaos that typically ensues after the collapse or overthrow of an empire, saying that whatever follows will likely, for a time, be worse: "The Terror followed the French Revolution. Stalin's purges followed the Russian Revolution." When it comes to what follows, Rall, like many revolutionaries, has less to say: "We must take the chance." His revolutionary rants and belief in a green, egalitarian world are compelling, yet a stubborn truth remains: most Americans don't want to revolt, a fact about which Rall seems oblivious, making his Manifesto inadvertently ridiculous. While the cartoonist is right about much of what is wrong with America today, it's hard to take this seriously. For once, the joke's on him. Illustrations. (Sept.) (c)
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Twice the winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and a Pulitzer Prize finalist, TED RALL is a political cartoonist, opinion columnist, graphic novelist and occasional war correspondent whose work has appeared in hundreds of publications, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Village Voice, and Los Angeles Times. He is the illustrator of the full-length comic in Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps, written by Greg Palast.
This is typical Ted Rall, pretty much of a rant but then I like ted Rall's rants1Published 3 months ago by T. Teater
Wow an anti American author who wins a Kennedy honor. Makes perfect sense.
Guess the crisis passed without too much of a problem and capitalism has again shown its... Read more
A comprehensive look into the very real possibility of an American revolution in the near future. Ted Rall's writing was invigorating, inspiring, and something that anyone who has... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Traveler
No i have not read every word in this work yet but i am almost done with it and find it refreshing and very needed in this day and age in america. Read morePublished 16 months ago by che handala
Read this, and get ready. This book is pretty radical. It can get pretty macho at times, but the author brings up a lot of really good points.Published on April 30, 2013 by Joshua Rollins
This product was cheaper on Amazon, and came in one day to my adress.
It works at described and im glad I bought it online, do not hesitate to purchase.
There is absolutely nothing to be gained in the reading of this book, simply because this book says nothing. Read morePublished on January 10, 2012 by Ron DiGiovanni
Looking at Rall's book "The Anti-American Manifesto" through the lens of academic review, it falls short of being anything relevant. Read morePublished on December 23, 2011 by Brook Johnson